installation help, please

Andreas Freyvogel afreyvogel at
Tue Jul 15 23:28:23 EDT 2003

I was able to find a solution through one of the newsgroups. I had to alter
cyradm from:

exec Perl -MCyrus::IMAP::Shell -e shell -- "$@"
exec Perl -I/usr/imap/lib/perl5/site_perl -MCyrus::IMAP::Shell -e

Now cyradm seems to be working, yet no luck for logging in.

I am trying: cyradm --user cyrus --server localhost --auth plain

I do get a challenge for my SASL2 password. This is to no avail as I see in
the log:

"Badlogin: PLAIN [SASL-(4) no mechanism available, security flags do not
match required]
 Perl: no worthy mechs found."

Again, any (ANY) ideas are greatly appreciated at this point.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-info-cyrus at
[mailto:owner-info-cyrus at]On Behalf Of Andreas
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2003 6:20 PM
To: Marcelino Vallejo; info-cyrus at
Subject: RE: installation help, please

I have followed the instructions and each process is up and listening. I
however am unable to test Cyrus with cyradm because it comes up with Can't
Locate Cyrus/IMAP/ in @INC.

Even if I try and move, symlink these files to the path nothing works. Am I
supposed to do anything additional for Perl?

This is truly driving me nuts. Any ideas??

-----Original Message-----
From: Marcelino Vallejo [mailto:marcelinov at]
Sent: Monday, July 14, 2003 3:50 PM
To: Andreas Freyvogel
Cc: info-cyrus at
Subject: Re: installation help, please

I recomend you to build and install the packages that our friend Simon
Matter maintains at:

There are lots of Howtos on the net than can assist you.For example:

Hope this help you.


Andreas Freyvogel wrote:
> Hi everyone ...
> I have been trying to install Cyrus and cyrus-sasl on a RedHat 7.3
> with not very good results. The first time I had them installed I could
> authenticate, as it told me no mechanisms available. I do have a working
> version on RedHat 6.2 and I like it very much.
> Are there any good installation instructions that also specify which
> packages and where they all can be downloaded?
> The strange thing is that RedHat 7.3 comes with cyrus-sasl but there are
> updated rpm's for Cyrus-imapd??
> I am desperate to get this going so any assistance is GREATLY appreciated.
> THANKS ...
> -Andreas

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